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A Celebration of Life

Capacity for up to 240 People
A 6-minute drive from North Devon Crematorium
Can tailor a bespoke package to meet your requirements

At The Barnstaple Hotel, we offer our heartfelt condolences for your loss and stand ready to welcome your family as you gather to honour your loved one. Choose from our selection of function rooms, accommodating intimate gatherings of up to 45 or larger gatherings of up to 240 people, ensuring a suitable space for your event.

With years of experience working alongside local funeral directors, we are adept at assisting with the organisation of wakes. Should you wish, we are more than willing to liaise directly with your chosen director to ensure that every aspect of your event is handled with sensitivity and professionalism.

We understand the challenges involved in organising a wake or funeral tea for a loved one. Allow our team to relieve the burden by guiding you through all the arrangements, ensuring that you and your loved ones can celebrate their life with a customised occasion tailored specifically to your needs and preferences.


Room Hire

Barnstaple Hotel Ashford Suite Bar
Ashford Suite

Maximum capacity 45 | £175

Our Ashford Suite offers an intimate setting for a celebration of life surrounded by close friends and family. This room benefits from natural light and a private bar. 

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Brasserie Restuarant

Maximum  capacity 90 | £225

Our Brasserie Restaurant offers a light and airy space to hold a celebration of life. 

Barnstaple Hotel Conference Facilities Meeting Room Setup
Arlington Suite

Maximum capacity 240 | £375

Our Arlington Suite offers a setting for a more elaborate celebration of life, as you bring everyone together with fond memories to share. This suite offers a private bar and opens up to our manicured gardens. 

finger buffet


We are known for our outstanding cuisine, and during your time of grief, we understand how important a hearty meal can be. From an afternoon tea, and finger buffet to sandwiches and chips, we have an array of options for you to choose from.

These catering options are just an example of our most popular choices, however, we can offer a bespoke menu should you require. 

  • Afternoon Tea from £15.95 per person
  • Finger Buffet from £14.95 per person
  • Sandwiches & Chips from £8.50 per person
  • Tea & Coffee from £3.25 per person
Barnstaple Hotel Deluxe Room Accommodation Bed and Headboard with Light

Discounted Stays

10% off the best available rate

For guests who are travelling to be with you, we can offer special overnight rates with a 10% discount on the best available room rate. 

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Contact Us

To speak to us directly about any arrangements you may need, please give our team a call on 01271 376221 or email at and we'll be happy to discuss our involvement during this celebration of life.

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